I broke my roommate’s candle tonight (actually, the glass spontaneously combusted but I think it was my fault) so I went to the grocery store to buy him a new one. My plan was to just pick up a new candle and be on my merry way but I ended up with an armload of groceries and, for some reason, most of it was completely random stuff that I never buy.
tequila-lime salsa ($1.89)
mini flour tortillas ($1.09)
wisconsin aged cheddar mac & cheese (organic) ($0.99)
vegetarian tuna noodle casserole in a box (organic) ($1.89)
blueberry-flavored coffee ($1.44)
spicy kung pao noodles ($1.69)
roasted peanut noodles (contains anchovy extract) ($1.69)
sweet basil pesto mix (organic) ($1.19)
alfredo sauce mix (organic) ($1.19)
15 oz. canned spanish rice ($0.89) (canned rice??)
15 oz. canned cajun red beans & rice (organic) ($1.79)
low-sodium soy sauce ($1.79) (um, seriously, click that link)
pickled jalapenos, sliced ($0.59)
chipotle peppers in adobo sauce ($0.89)
cha’i pow yu ($1.49)
I was inspired to buy the spanish rice, chipotle peppers, jalapenos, salsa and tortillas so that I could finally use a can of refried beans that had been living in my cabinet for like 17 years. I got home and remembered that I’d actually already used that can so I had to steal one from my roommate. Aaaaand we’ve come full circle.
This entire meal cost about $5-7 and will serve about four people (or four meals for one person) with plenty of leftover peppers.